Bill Strickland knew dairy products well. During his tenure as an employee of the Akron Pure Milk Company, he worked diligently on creating the ideal frozen custard recipe. After a great deal of trial and error experimentation, Bill developed what he considered (and what we and our customers still consider) to be the best tasting ice cream and frozen custard formula in the world! Part of the secret was Bill's committment to using only the freshest ingredients, which is a tradition still maintained by every Stricklands® Frozen Custard franchise and affilate-owned store.
In the early days, Bill Strickland mixed the ingredients in his garage in large batches. As the Stricklands Frozen Custard customer base continued to grow, Uncle Bill's formula was entrusted to a local dairy to provide larger volume production. Along the way, the formula was adjusted to account for modern food safety procedures such as milk pasteurization, but the fantastic flavor of Stricklands' ice cream and frozen custard was preserved. Bill's formula is still followed today at every franchise and affilate-owned Stricklands Frozen Custard store! So stop by and give it a taste...you may just become another Stricklands' fanatic!
A Deliciously Different Ice Cream Store Franchise!
Welcome to a franchise opportunity that can only be described as "deliciously different." With a history and tradition dating back to 1936, Stricklands has been a thriving, dynamic business in the greater Akron, Ohio area for generations. Our award-winning homemade ice cream is legendary and unlike any other ice cream in the industry.
Stricklands' recipe for success for our ice cream franchise opportunity is built on our great tasting ice cream, frozen custard, yogurt and sorbet - all made using our proprietary batch freezers, which were invented in the 1930s! The diversity of our product lines appeals to just about every consumer and Stricklands' unique taste creates customers for life. We make our products fresh every day at each Stricklands Ice Cream store, paying careful attention to three key elements:
• Our Rich Cream Base – Carefully crafted using the formula created by Bill Strickland in the 1930s. We like to say that it only takes one bite of Stricklands' fresh, soft, smooth ice cream to make a customer for life!
• Fresh Ingredients – Stricklands keeps it real – real peaches, real strawberries, real bananas, real almonds, real chocolate chips – the list goes on and on. Stricklands uses only the best ingredients to create the best ice cream and frozen custard anywhere!
• Old-Fashioned Quality – Our proprietary ice cream machines have been carefully engineered to reproduce the quality and durability of the machines built for Stricklands in the 1930s...which are still in operation today at our original location in Akron, Ohio. Our one-of-a-kind machines also produce incredible frozen custard, yogurt and sorbet!
If you are considering opening an ice cream and frozen custard store franchise in your area and would like to learn more about Stricklands, please complete our Franchise Inquiry Form. We are seeking qualified individuals who are interested in opening single-unit or multiple ice cream store franchises in their area.
Our mission is to develop strategic partnerships with qualified and enthused franchise partners who understand the wonderful differences that make Stricklands so unique. If you are ready to experience the joy and satisfaction that come from operating a successful Stricklands store, we invite you to contact us to learn more. Consider the possibilities for yourself and your family as you introduce Stricklands to a host of eager, happy customers in your community!